First failure..

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  1. tudorvintiloiu

    tudorvintiloiu New Member

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    Today my bike decided to act up. I haven't ridden it over the weekend, and when i tried to start it in the morning, it gave me ****.

    It started at first, (with the choke closed) but died 30 sec. later. It just wouldn't start again. Took out the spark plug and it was wet. Cleaned it up, put it back - still no go. Took it out again - wet again.
    I guess it's flooded, but shouldn't it start after cleaning the spark plug?
    What else should i do? Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Tudor
    :-||
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Check for problems pertaining to flooding....stuck float, crud in the float needle, ect. Try a new plug as well.
     
  3. tudorvintiloiu

    tudorvintiloiu New Member

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    Thanks! Hope I get it fixed soon..
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Let us know how it goes. Check for spark while your at it.
     
  5. stuartracing

    stuartracing New Member

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    Sometimes the plug gets so soaked with fuel that it may take some drying out before it comes back to life , if it can....
     
  6. meowy84

    meowy84 New Member

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    If the engine is really flooded I'd close the fuel valve, take out the plug and spin your rear tire to give the engine several revolutions. That should blow out any excess gas mixture out of the cylinder. Then check for spark. If you have spark then it probably is one of the carb issues that Bikeguy Joe mentioned.
     
  7. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Sometimes when it is hot outside, you have to turn the choke off right away after starting it or it will stop and may get flooded.
     
  8. tudorvintiloiu

    tudorvintiloiu New Member

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    Fixed! I cleaned the carb and vented the cylinder and it now works just fine.
    Thanks for your support, guys!

    Tudor
     
  9. Randog707

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    Ahh another happy ending,,,glad to hear you got it up and running.Now get out their and ride the **** out of it......
     
  10. gavmiester

    gavmiester New Member

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    Be careful that the crankcase hasnt filled with fuel while checking for spark I had a husky390 go up in a ball of flame! not a good experience.
     

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